A studio-based program that offers you a broad and deep exploration of what it means to be culturally aware, skilled and productive, the BA in Art balances studio courses in drawing/painting and digital media with art history and visual studies. Your education, experience and training in understanding cultural practices take full advantage of the remarkable scope of the College of Arts, Media and Design. Your focus of obtaining a well-rounded liberal arts education, within a broad study of the arts and humanities, is complemented by the study of a language and its cultural context and knowledge in the natural, physical and social sciences. Pursuing either a focus in fine art or visual studies, media and design practices, as well as select courses in the studios of the adjacent School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA) permit you to discover new talents and interests. Most importantly, your ample elective choices include our study abroad programs and span the complete range of offerings of our college.

This major is offered as BA in Art, with or without a concentration in Visual Studies.


Course numbers and names are subject to change in future.

Current students are required to refer to their degree audit through myNeu or Northeastern University Undergraduate Catalog for requirements. 

Freshman Year Fall

Freshman Year Spring

Sophomore Year Fall

Sophomore Year Spring

Middler Year

Junior Year

Senior Year Fall

Senior Year Spring

Arts, Media and Design Electives

Complete three courses from the following lists with corresponding tools courses, as indicated:









To declare a major that is housed in the College of Arts, Media and Design (CAMD), come to Academic Advising and Cooperative Education (AACE) office at 100 Meserve Hall to meet with an Academic Advisor and submit your Program of Study Petition.

Co-op divisions are YA and ZA.